PROGRESS 2020: All of The News’s stories
ALPENA — This is now the second installment of Progress, which we aim to be an annual feature examining the trends, entrepreneurs, and ordinary workers that drive Northeast Michigan’s economy (check out Progress 2019 stories at TheAlpenaNews.com).
This year, we considered tackling the undeniable effect the coronavirus pandemic had on local businesses in 2020. It hurt all of them in one way or another. It changed the way many operated. It killed some of them.
But we decided against that topic, which had been covered extensively in the news pages of this paper and which we know is but a blip in the long line of success of Northeast Michigan businesses.
So, instead, this section aims to discuss the things that make Northeast Michigan’s economy unique, examining the types of industries we offer the world and the people who make those industries hum. We hope you enjoy it.
* “What works here?”
* “Our towns“